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Kevin Smith posts selfie from hospital bed after ‘massive heart attack’

‘If I hadn’t canceled the second show to go to the hospital, the Doc said I would’ve died tonight.’


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Feb 26, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 11:39 pm CDT

Kevin Smith revealed early Monday morning that he had a “massive heart attack” after he started to feel ill following a standup comedy performance.

He posted a selfie of himself from his hospital bed and told his followers that he had “100% percent blockage” of his LAD artery (which Smith noted was sometimes called the “Widow-Maker”), and Smith said that his doctor told him that if he had waited to go to the hospital, he would have died.

But in a longer post published on Facebook, Smith reflected on his life, the thoughts going through his head, and the contrasting feelings he experienced as he watched doctors insert a stent into his LAD artery. He noted that his dad died after suffering a massive heart attack, and despite believing that he would “die screaming,” he described feeling calm and content.

“But as I stared into the infinite, I realized I was relatively content,” Smith wrote. “Yes, I’d miss life as it moved on without me – and I was bummed we weren’t gonna get to make #jayandsilentbobreboot before I shuffled loose the mortal coil. But generally speaking, I was okay with the end, if this was gonna be it. I’ve gotten to do so many cool things and I’ve had so many adventures – how could I be shitty about finally paying the tab. But the good folks at the Glendale hospital had other plans and the expertise to mend me.”

H/T Hollywood Reporter

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*First Published: Feb 26, 2018, 7:39 am CST